adding a switch to jet pump in basement...


Old 10-30-06, 02:07 PM
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adding a switch to jet pump in basement...

I just had a jacuzzi jet pump installed in my basement. It is about 2 ft from the service panel, and it is wired right into the box. To turn it on and off, which I would like to be able to do, I need to run down into the basement to turn off the breaker.

I want to run a switch up one floor to the kitchen. The wire used to power the jet pump is yellow, which I guess determines the gauge of wire used.

Can someone spec out how I would wire a switch for the jet pump?


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Old 10-30-06, 03:03 PM
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No, yellow means nothing.

We need to know the voltage (120 or 240) and the amperage of the unit. Look at the circuit breaker. You should also read the jacket of the cable to see what size wire is used.
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While not a de-facto standard, a modern yellow cable typically signifies a 12 AWG cable.

I'd run the same wire from the a switch location where desired (standard switch box, and a switch suitable for motor control), to a junction box below the circuit box, run the power feed, pump, and switch lead, and run it as a switch loop.

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